One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
ruler, monarch, supreme ruler, Crown, crowned head, head of state, potentate, suzerain, overlord, dynast, leader
king, queen, emperor, empress, prince, princess, tsar, royal duke, grand duke, elector, crown prince, princeling, prince regent, mogul, baron, liege, liege lord, lord, emir, sheikh, sultan, maharaja, raja
1‘he asserted that sovereign power belonged to the people’
supreme, absolute, unlimited, unrestricted, unrestrained, unbounded, boundless, infinite, ultimate, total, unconditional, full, utter, paramount
principal, chief, dominant, predominant, ruling
royal, regal, kingly, monarchical
2‘the Allies turned the western part of Germany into a sovereign state’
independent, self-governing, autonomous, self-determining, self-legislating
3‘a sovereign remedy for all ills’
effective, efficient, powerful, potent, efficacious, effectual
practical, useful, productive, helpful, valuable, worthwhile
excellent, outstanding, reliable, unfailing
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